Leuven-born photographer Jean-Michel Clajot, represented by Cosmos Agency in Paris, is known for his modern and distinctive style with a timeless, classical edge. He has earned recognition and respect in the photography field for his work as a press photographer and for his recent documentaries around the world, since 1993. Recognized with numerous awards, his photography is featured in art galleries worldwide, including Cosmos Gallery in Paris, Ikono in Brussels, the Arte Foto Festival in Italy and Visa Pour l'Image International Festival of Photojournalism.

Jean-Michel's work has been published in multiple press media such as National Geographic, Newsweek and Time, Grands Reportages. In 2008, the three years project "Scarifications", photographing the Scarifications Culture in Benin, has been published in a book by Yovo Editions and shown in galleries in Brussels, Paris and Italy. The book was selected in 2008 by National Geographic for the LOOK3 Exhibit in Charlottesville, in the USA. He has been awarded the 2011 Pride Photo Award for his documentary "Ladyboys, Born to be a Woman".